Introduction

This report highlights how early childhood services keep up to date with changing regulations and legal requirements in order to effectively manage for children’s safety and wellbeing.

Service owners/leaders may find this report useful when considering how to effectively and proactively stay informed about regulations and requirements. This report illustrates the various ways services ensure staff practices meet new regulations, and shares the resources they use to stay up to date.

ERO investigated how well early childhood education (ECE) services managed for the safety and wellbeing of children in 206 early childhood services that were reviewed during Term 2, 2015. ERO’s focus in this report was mainly on the policies and procedures that guide children’s safety and wellbeing.